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Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

Did you know that every day, more than 500 people in the U.S. lose a limb, and it is estimated that, by 2050, the number of people living with limb loss will nearly double?

More than 2.7 million people live with limb loss or limb difference in the United States.

Limb loss affects people of all backgrounds, all income levels, and all ages.

Some are born with limb loss, also known as congenital limb deficiency.

Others may lose limbs due to complications, such as infections, trauma, or cancer.

Established in 2011 by the Amputee Coalition, Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM) is an event which happens every April to raise awareness for and empower those affected to share their stories. To recognize this event, we will help show why your support matters and how you can support people with limb loss and limb difference.

Why does my support matter? Why should I care? How much can I really do to help?

These are common questions you might be asking yourself this April. Progress comes through the support that we all give together. Your letter out of the 5,000 received by your senator might finally push them to make more equitable decisions. Your $5 to the Amputee Coalition might go to the advocacy campaign that helps patients acquire devices to assist them in returning to normal functions.

Every single person's contribution is essential to the success of the event. Our goal is to reach out and empower people affected by limb loss and limb difference to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy. Your support will make a difference in someone's life.

Here are three ways that you can help support.